Like many teams that venture out onto the football field, acknowledging 100 yards to goal, they recognize that not all plays work for every team. They often adjust the play calls based on the players that they have on the field.
So it is with your success. Best practices and models that work well for someone else are great places to start; acquire that wisdom! However, be mindful to ensure the right application to who you are and what you are designed to do.
Perfection is fleeting; moving forward is progress.
Doing so consistently, in the right direction, leads to success.
As we begin that time of the year where we tend to measure ourselves, consider consistent progress over perfection.
Companies have people dedicated to brand management, which lets you know just how important it is.
You are your own personal brand. Know and manage it well.